Windows 8 Preview beats Windows 7 in performance tests

Windows 8‘s Metro interface may be controversial, but it looks like few PC users will complain about the new operating system’s performance. Our PCWorld Lab put the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 through

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Nate Ralph

Will Windows 8 tablets just confuse consumers?

Is Microsoft headed for disaster later this year when Windows 8 debuts on tablet devices some of which will not be able to run Windows 7 desktop apps, despite supporting an optional desktop

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Ian Paul

The New iPad misses opportunity to woo creators

The New iPad launched yesterday by Apple may only be an incremental step up from the iPad 2, but when its already the best tablet on the market, that improvement is all that’s

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hands on review of Windows Server 8 beta

Leap Day brought with it the chance to download the beta release of the next version of Microsoft's server platform, along with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and first looks at the next

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Computerworld Staff

Video Rewind: Is Windows 8 good for tablets?

Microsoft Corp. has taken the next step with its Windows 8 release schedule and unleashed a free Consumer Preview to the Web.The new OS is the biggest visual Windows overhaul since Windows 95,

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

First hands-on impressions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only just becoming available to the public, but we've had the opportunity to use it for a few days on a Samsung slate nearly identical to the

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Jason Cross and Nate Ralph

6 burning questions on Windows 8 download day

As Microsoft Corp., releases its Windows 8 Consumer Preview version today, consumers and developers are likely pondering numerous questions about the new operating system.If you have a Windows 7 PC, you are ready

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Tim Greene and Nestor Arellano

Firefox’s plan to catch Chrome in 2012

The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

5 Ways Windows 8 will help apps cut power consumption

The Windows 8 beta will be available by the end of February, and Microsoft has given much thought into optimizing it to run well not just on desktops and laptops, but also on

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Joseph Fieber

Windows Phone 8 leak reveals NFC and integrated Skype: blogs

Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Ian Paul

Ultrabook shipments could hit 178 million by 2016

Ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to Juniper Research, with shipments expected to reach 178 million by 2016.While overall notebook shipment volumes will

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Windows 8 tablets miss CES, will have five-point multi-touch

Five-finger multi-touch, 720p cameras and 1366-by-768 resolution screens will be among the requirements for Windows 8 tablets, according to documentation from Microsoft.Rafael Rivera, who blogs at Within Windows, picked through Microsoft's Windows 8

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Jared Newman and Melissa J. Perenson

Express IT: Three tech predictions for 2012

What technology future does 2012 hold for small businesses?Will Intel's Ultrabooks become a successful form factor and flagship device for Windows 8? What features will be included in the new iPhone 5? Has

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Four Windows 8 features you can get right now

Windows 8 will be the first Windows operating system since Windows 95 to drastically modify the user interface. Not only will we see a port of the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI, we'll

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal